In 2012, Michele joined the Abeles and Hoffman team as a tax senior. She now serves as a tax manager but performs both tax and audit work. She is responsible for supervisory duties, reviewing and preparing returns, and managing clients. Additionally, she assists with client audits and compilations and reviews prepared financial statements.
Michele specializes in business tax preparation and foreign asset reporting. She serves clients in a number of specialty areas, including professional service, aircraft leasing, and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA) compliance. Michele performs foreign financial reporting including Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures (SDOP), Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedures, and Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures.
A professional in the field since 2006, Michele previously worked for a public accounting firm in Park City, Utah. She provided both tax and accounting services for local businesses and ski resorts in the area. Michele once helped a company switch accounting software and integrated inventory tracking, which provided real-time inventory and accounts receivable.
An energetic and positive professional, Michele is always willing to help. She chose to pursue a career in accounting after she took a college course on the subject and discovered that she enjoyed it. She attributes her career success to the many great mentors that she has had along the way. Her history of having great mentors started with professors at the University of Utah and has continued throughout her career at Abeles and Hoffman.
Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Michele lived in Park City, Utah for seven years before returning to her hometown. She now lives in Chesterfield, a suburb of St. Louis, with her husband, Lance, and their three children. Michele loves St. Louis for its wonderful parks—she spends a lot of time exploring them with her kids. In fact, when she’s not working, you can usually find Michele outside. She loves skiing, hiking, competing in triathlons, and pretty much any outdoors activity you can think of!
“I strive to provide the highest level of client service by building relationships with clients in order to understand their business needs and help them succeed.”
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Memberships and Associations
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA)
- Shenandoah Valley Elementary PTO – Treasurer, 2015 – 2019
- Parkway Central Middle School PTO – Treasurer, 2020 – present
- Missouri State University
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 2006
- University of Utah
- Master of Accounting, 2010